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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoes trans youth care ban

Evers veto photo
December 7, 2023

Jeff Smith - A Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

December 7, 2023

Early winter is a magical time. Wisconsinites are blessed with four beautiful seasons and all the recreational opportunities that come with them. Before the doldrums of winter set in, when the season is fresh and new, it’s a great time to get back to the winter activities that truly make our state a winter wonderland. Rather than being stuck in the house, there’s a whole world outside to enjoy.

Getting Tired

Getting Tired by Guy Parsons,
December 4, 2023

Guy is a cartoonist, designer and illustrator. He has won a bunch of awards for illustration. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald.

Constitutional amendment that would end corporate personhood, minimize money in politics faces steep climb in Wisconsin, nationally

Bill of Rights
December 4, 2023

The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times since its founding, but not since 1992.


Avian Influenza confirmed in Barron County

December 4, 2023

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Barron County


Contact: Neal Patten, Public Information Officer, (608) 440-0294

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
(DATCP) has identified a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial
flock in Barron County.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 12/4/2023

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Menomonie City Council Meeting for 12/4/2023

December 4, 2023

7:00 PM
Monday – December 4, 2023

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

a. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment for a 19.62 acre parcel owned by Harmony Parks,
LLC adjacent to Eagle Point Road from Agriculture (A) District to General Industrial (I-3)

4. Public Comments

Fatal traffic pursuit began in Dunn County

December 1, 2023
According to a press release received from the Dunn County Sheriff's Office today:
DOJ Press Release Regarding Dunn County Pursuit
Chippewa County, Wis. Officer Involved Critical Incident
Dec 1 2023

Dr. Zydowsky discusses the upcoming Menomonie school referendum

Dr.  Joe Zydowsky

Dr. Zydowsky interview about referendum

November 30, 2023

I spoke today with Dr. Joe Zydowsky, the Superintendent of the School District of the Menomonie Area, about the upcoming operational referendum election, why the money is needed, and what will happen in the district if it does not pass. The following is a machine-generated transcript of the conversation. The referendum guide mentioned is attached below the article.


Jeff Smith - Consider the Source Before Giving Your Trust Blindly

November 29, 2023

I receive hundreds of emails a week about a variety of issues. Some are original and informed, while others are auto-generated form emails. Certain advocacy groups have a history of harnessing misinformation and outrage to drive such emails.

Who's running OPEN AI?

Who's Running Open AI? by Jeff Koterba,
November 28, 2023

After 31 years as the cartoonist for Nebraska's largest newspaper, Jeff suddenly found himself laid off. So he greatly appreciates the support of fans to keep drawing. Jeff's brilliant and moderate editorial cartoons are syndicated around the world and his original drawings have also flown aboard space shuttle Discovery. He's given Ted talks and is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the Prairie Cats, a swing and jump-blues band that has performed around the U.S.

Chippewa Falls road closure due to fire

closure map
November 28, 2023

According to a press release from the Chippewa Falls Police Department, as of 1:00pm, Wheaton St/Cty Hwy Q is closed between Bridgewater Ave and Cty Hwy S due to a house fire. Please avoid the area.

Menomonie School Board votes to hold referendum election

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Menomonie School Board 11/27/2023

November 27, 2023


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2023, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at:


Weekly News Quiz for 11/24/2023

November 25, 2023

The Conversation U.S. weekly news quiz

Fritz Holznagel, The Conversation

The new normalized

The New Normalized by Pat Byrnes,
November 23, 2023

Pat Byrnes is a long-time cartoonist for The New Yorker, illustrator, humorist, and winner of the National Cartoonist Society’s Silver Reuben. Previous careers include voice actor, ad copywriter, and aerospace engineer.

Jeff Smith - CWD Continues to Spread Through Western Wisconsin

November 23, 2023

As deer season opens and Wisconsinites flock to the woods to sit in tree stands for their yearly ration of venison, conversation turns not just to hours spent outside, but also about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Westconsin ATM broken into

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November 20, 2023

According to a press release from the Menomonie Police Department, the ATM at the Westconsin Credit Union east branch was burglarized by multiple masked men early this morning (November 20, 2023). The office is located at 3333 Schneider Avenue. The credit union is assuring customers that no private information is stored in the ATM machines and their information is not at risk as a result of the theft. 

Menomonie City Council adopts 7.645 million dollar tax levy

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11/20/2023 Menomonie City Council Meeting

November 20, 2023

Video of the meeting will be available later this evening.

7 PM City Council Chambers

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

There were no speakers in the hearing.

a. Proposed ordinance establishing the 2024 General Fund Operating Budget and Tax Levy

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

Tug of War

tug of war cartoon
November 18, 2023

Luojie is the cartoonist for the English-language China Daily. His cartoons are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.